Sunday, May 29, 2011

Awfully sweet news for Elena Delle Donne

Kudos to Elena Delle Donne for being selected as a finalist for the USA Basketball Women's World University Games. The rising junior from Delaware was one of 14 finalists selected from a field of 35, which included VCU's Courtney Hurt.

Noted EDD: I was definitely happy my named was called first on the list. It felt incredible, I got chills right away.  I’m just so excited and can’t wait to get back here and start working with the team. It’s a phenomenal group of girls and I’m just really excited to be a part of this.

The trials were held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the eventual 12-member team will look to defend the USA's 2009 gold medal at the 2011 World University Games women's basketball competition August 14-21 in Shenzhen, China.

We know an action shot would be more appropriate here, but Elena was kind enough to let us post her Facebook profile pic, which we're smitten with. Delle Donne taught a pre-K class last spring, and this pic is from her final day.

1 comment:

  1. I love that picture as well! You can see that the kids really took it to her! However, EDD will make it to the team -- she'll represent USA & UD very well. That's how good she is!!!!